PangArchitect (PA) is a design practice established in 2010.
Based in Hong Kong and the United States, the office produces functional and original design solutions while embracing the unique qualities of each architectural problem. Site and program – to respect site context and to meet functional needs of the program – are our two guiding principles. Each project and each proposal is the result of methodical questioning and investigation, always challenging conventional standards and seeking innovations and alternatives. The dialogue between research and built forms provides balance between intellectual scrutiny and pragmatic solutions.
Current and past projects include a 6,000sqm dormitory on a bucolic university campus; a 10,000sqm university library renovation and the interior of a new learning commons addition; 2,500sqm office for a construction company; 1,000sqm, four-storey house for a multi-generational family with 3 branch households; and concept designs of a 30-storey office tower and a Buddhist learning center of 1,200sqm.
PangArchitect maintains a rigorous research agenda and situates academic research at the foundations of our design process. Major research projects include a study on Socialist cities conducted at Harvard Graduate School of Design; a commissioned study by M+, a new museum in Hong Kong, on contemporary museum typologies and interpretations of visual culture to define the vision and program of its 60,000sqm proposed facility at the West Kowloon Cultural District; and an on-going project on modern Japanese master Shinohara Kazuo, funded by the Graham Foundation and the Japan Foundation and in collaboration with Washington University in Saint Louis and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich.
The firm is the recipient of a Special Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Green Building Award from the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and APIDA Top 10 Public Space in Asia Pacific for the renovation of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s University Library, completed in 2013.